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tuna rice casserole

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Julia Ferguson
Greenwood, IN

My mom used to make this when I was a kid. Quick, easy, and satisfying. Especially on a cold winter evening when you want something hot and heartwarming.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Member's Choice This tuna casserole is one of those quick and easy weeknight dinners. Even the rice is quick cooking. Just mix the ingredients together, pour into a baking dish, top with cheese, and you're done. The final result is creamy, cheesy, and delicious. If you are feeding a bigger crowd, you might want to double the recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(8 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tuna rice casserole

  • 1 c
    instant rice (such as Minute Rice)
  • 1 c
  • 2 can
    tuna, drained (6 oz each, I use water packed but use what you like)
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 c
    onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried parsley
  • the empty soup can filled half way with milk
  • pepper, to taste
  • 6-8 oz
    shredded cheese (I use Colby or mild cheddar; use your favorite)
  • non-stick cooking spray

How To Make tuna rice casserole

  • Oven set to preheat.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
    Spray casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Cooking rice in a saucepan.
    Bring water to boil, add rice, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit until liquid is absorbed.
  • Soup, milk, tuna, celery, onion, parsley, and pepper in a bowl.
    Mix together soup and milk from the soup can; stir until smooth. Add tuna, celery, onion, parsley, and pepper.
  • Soup mix poured over rice.
    Pour soup mixture over rice, mix to combine all ingredients. If the mixture is too dry add a little more milk, you want it creamy but not soupy.
  • Mixture poured into a dish and baking in the oven.
    Place mixture in a casserole dish and bake for 45-50 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Stir, and add cheese to the top of the casserole. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted.